A large number of patients diagnosed with earlier stage lung cancer can be cured by a lobectomy to remove a large section of lung. However, it is a major surgery that does affect the body. Here’s what to look for.
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People diagnosed with lung cancer who find out they need a lobectomy to remove a large section of lung may often feel some trepidation. However, the procedure is higher-tech than ever, and the body is quick to adapt.
Lobectomy, or surgery to remove earlier stage lung cancers, has come a long way with newer, less invasive surgical techniques. Robotic surgery and other advances mean less pain, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.
On an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, doctors destroy a supposedly inoperable, golf-ball sized malignant heart mass by injecting medical ‘super glue’ into it. Is this possible or TV fantasy?
Many people who have normal blood pressure at home may see an increase at the doctor’s office, a phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome.” Now, research is showing that this condition may not be as harmless as once believed.
Receiving radiation to the chest to treat cancer may increase the risk of developing heart issues later in life. Cardiac surgeon Bruce Lytle, MD, explains what to look out for and how a specialist called a cardio-oncologist can help.
Take a closer look at what inspired cardiothoracic surgery fellow Michael Robich, MD to become a heart surgeon. Hear how Dr. Robich’s childhood and his experiences in medical school led him to pursue a career in heart surgery.
While the average life expectancy is increasing, not everyone is enjoying a good quality of life. Here’s how you can decrease your risk of chronic disease and increase your odds of living not just longer — but better.
You or a loved one have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, but what exactly does that mean?
We often hear how wine — especially red wine — in moderation may be healthy for our hearts. However, if you’re partial to a pilsner or longing for a bit of liquor, here’s some encouraging news.